Everyone wants to be a music creator these days, but 99% of musicians don't know how to market and promote themselves properly in today's music industry.
What's a great song without good marketing?
Do yourself and your art a favor and start making some smart business moves when it comes to your music band in order to get as much exposure to your songs as you can.
I've had the privilege of being a full-time musician that has worked with over 300 people in the music industry. In my time of being a singer, producer, rapper, and marketer in the industry, I've seen what works and what doesn't.
In the current music world of today, you need to be able to build a buzz yourself. Gone are the days of a label building a music artist from nothing. Now is the time to come along on this journey with me to expose our art to the world!
In this book, I cover topics including social media marketing, influencer marketing, paid advertising, music press, radio promotion, networking opportunities, how to get gigs, and so much more.
You will also find several links to free and premium resources that many successful independent artists continue to use to their advantage. Join the club and start spreading your music the smart way!
As a session singer, writer, and producer that has worked with over 300 clients to provide high-quality jingles, singles, features, nursery rhymes, and DJ drops, I currently spend my time engulfed in music.
I've developed a strong passion for creating helpful content for artists and musicians who share a similar plight to navigate an ever-changing digital music world.
My site currently has over 500 helpful articles dedicated to helping artists with their careers, and as of summer 2023, Yona Marie Music currently gets over 100,000 visitors each month. My most recent creative collaborations include work with PBS Sound Field, Tribe of Noise, and the National Black Chamber of Commerce.
Although I did sporadic work for producers and artists as far back as 2009, I officially started my session singing (studio singing) work-for-hire gigs in 2018. This exciting career journey brought me a ton of new relationships, connections, and creative projects that sometimes were out of my scope of knowledge.
I found myself engaging in a ton of research in the world of singing, writing, promoting, music business, and artist development topics.
To my surprise, a lot of sites I found through Google were giving me thin, outdated, or sometimes plain wrong information. With extra effort and other resources like video and book content, I was able to find mostly all the answers to my questions, but I couldn't believe there was so much helpful content that the music niche was lacking.
I had experience with content writing for several brands in the past, so I decided I wanted to take my skills and create a new brand for myself. With this site, I decided to create hundreds of blogs that give free informational content to musicians like me who need facts, advice, and ideas to help further their efforts in their musical journey.
Hello, fellow music lover. You’re reading these lines right now because we share a similar interest, a similar passion, or a similar desire. We share a love for music. If I’m wrong, I’m not sure what your reason(s) are for reading this book, but I hope we at least share a love for music.
Music is a divine, universal language. You’re reading this because you’ve taken a step past music appreciation and delved into the world of music creation. Expressing your personal life story, your desires, and your goals in the form of a song is something like magic, isn’t it?!
You’re like an experienced wizard (I’m assuming you have at least a few finished songs in your catalog; if not, what have you been doing? You’re packing a lot of power in the form of art right now.
Have you ever pictured your music going viral? Have you ever imagined a world where you released a song and woke up the next day to tons of notifications from people loving it?
Have you ever imagined being interviewed on radio shows, contacted for gigs, and offered paid opportunities in your career? It does happen for some.
What’s stopping this type of success from happening for you? I’m sure you’ve been making music for a while. It’s become a part of who you are. A part of your identity. When will it be your time to get the shine and exposure you deserve from it?
You’ve tried a few tactics before. Think ‘em over. Maybe you found a Facebook group where people post music, and you’ve added yours in hopes of being seen. Maybe you’ve sent music to a few people you know through connections that have claimed to be able to get you heard by important people in the industry.
Maybe you tweet your songs to strangers every week in hopes that someone will love your latest song, although they don’t know you. You’ve tried a few ideas, but nothing is getting your music the results you really need. Not enough people click your links. No one is paying enough attention to your art.
My name is Yona Marie, and I’ve been making music for over 15 years. Musical talent runs in my family; I’ve been surrounded by it for so long that it has become something like my first love.
Years back, just like you, I didn’t have enough answers. I had passion, I had creativity, and I was even consistent in my music efforts, with almost 100 songs in my back catalog....
I believe that anyone that is publishing their original music content onto the internet can benefit from my book. This includes singers, rappers, instrumentalists, songwriters, and producers.
If you don't have music available online yet, I go over details on where you can start in terms of artist branding and the creative process so that by the time you are recording and releasing your work, you'll have a head start beyond those who have limited info on the music world.
This book is especially for creators who like to explore things themselves and be proactive.
The times when an artist's biggest job was limited to performing and doing interviews are now a thing of the past.
These days, the music industry loves to work with Indie artists and musicians who are thriving and building an audience with their own efforts. Not understanding how the new game works is a sure way to be overlooked.
Trying unsuccessful methods over and over is a sure way to get stuck running in the same circle. Studying the game, implementing it, and growing along the way is a sure shot to success.
This book can benefit creators who come from all different financial backgrounds. I myself found that many of the methods that worked for me in terms of getting my songs out there required more time than money.
If you already have a large budget for marketing and advertising, even better! But if you are like many starving artists out there, this book can help guide you through some low-cost and free methods of promotion.
As a session singer, writer, and producer that has worked with over 200 clients to provide high-quality jingles, singles, and features, Yona spends her time creating and marketing new music and helpful resources for creators. Her recent collaborations include work with PBS Sound Field, Tribe of Noise, and the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Check out Yona’s latest releases on her Spotify, her Youtube and share if you like it!
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